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Sarfaraz Khan achieves rare feat, becomes 4th Indian to make twin 50+ scores on Test debut

Sarfaraz Khan achieves rare feat, becomes 4th Indian to make twin 50+ scores on Test debut

Sarfaraz had also scored the second-quickest fifty for an Indian cricketer on his debut in the first inning.

A debut to remember for Sarfaraz Khan! After scoring 62 in the first inning, the right-handed batter scored yet another fifty in the second inning to create an astounding record. The batter from Mumbai has become just the fourth Indian to make fifty or plus scores in each inning on their Test debut.

The middle-order batter has joined an elite list after his blistering knock in the India vs England 3rd Test. Dilawar Hussain was the first man to do so, 90 years ago. Another Indian great, Sunil Gavaskar, achieved the feat against the mighty West Indies side in 1971, while Shreyas Iyer did so at home just three years ago.

Indian batters to make twin 50+ score on Test debut

BatsmanInning 1Inning 2OppositionVenueDate
Dilawar Hussain5957EnglandEden Gardens5-Jan-1934
Sunil Gavaskar6567*West IndiesQueen’s Park Oval6-Mar-1971
Shreyas Iyer10565New ZealandKanpur25-Nov-2021
Sarfaraz Khan6268*EnglandRajkot18-Feb-2024
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